Performance as City Pandemic Response: Invitations to Innovate (2021)

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Reimagining City Life: Performance Responses to Covid-19

This live data-set documents artistic and everyday performances in the UK and internationally that responded to the pandemic in some way. It is a working document and focuses primarily on case study cities for our ongoing research on Reimagining City Life in the context of Covid-19. If you’re aware of performances that we have not included here, please submit these to us using the ‘Add a Performance’ link in the file.

Further Publications

Andrews and Duggan, 2021. ‘How Performance Can Be Vital to Emergency Preparedness’, Crisis Response Journal 16.3, September 2021 In this article, we reflect on the ways that arts practice and, particularly, performance, can make a vital contribution to city pandemic response. See details of the journal issue here.

Andrews and Duggan (2021), ‘The art and performance of city strategy in a pandemic’ (22.04.21) in National Centre for Academic Exchange, Evidence Hub,

Andrews and Duggan (2021), ‘Towards Strategy as Performance in Hazard Mitigation: Reflections on Performing City Resilience in New Orleans’ in Research in Drama Education, 26.1 pp.187-201. DOI: 10.1080/13569783.2020.1844563

Andrews (January 2020), Performing Home, Abingdon: Routledge.

Andrews and Duggan (2019), ‘Situation Rooms: Performing City Resilience in New Orleans’, Liminalities: A journal of performance studies, 15.1 Open Access.

Duggan (2019), ‘Rethinking Tourism: On the Politics and Practices of “Staging” New Orleans’. Performance Research, 24: 5 .

Duggan (2019), Performance Research, special issue: Staging the Wreckage, Vol 24, Issue 5. Taylor and Francis. Co-edited with Gianna Bouchard.

Duggan (2018), ‘On Ignoring Risk’. Performance Research (100th issue), Taylor and Francis.

Andrews and Duggan (2018), ‘Performing City Resilience: A case study of New Orleans’, 100 Resilient Cities, News( (invited submission).

Andrews (2017), ‘The Possibilities of Loneliness in a Changing World: Performing Place in Withdrawn’.Sagan, O. & Miller, E. (eds.), Narratives of Loneliness: Multidisciplinary Perspectives of the 21st Century, Abingdon: Routledge.

Duggan (Sept, 2017), ‘Unsettling the Audience: On the Politics, Ethics and Aesthetics of Anxiety in Contemporary Performance’, Key Words, Vol. 15, Spokesman Books. 

Duggan (2017), ‘On the Radical Political Potential of Performance: witnessing, implication and ethics in representations of the Northern Irish Dirty Protests and Hunger Strikes (1976 – 1981)’, Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol 27, No 4, Taylor and Francis.

Andrews (2016), ‘The Art of Placemaking’ International Arts Manager, 12.2, pp. 12-13 (2016). Reduced open access version, Andrews, S. (2016) ‘Placemaking Demystified’

Duggan (2016), Performing (for) Survival: Theatre, Crisis and Extremity, Palgrave Macmillan. Co-edited with Lisa Peschel.

Andrews (2015), ‘Surge, Sway and Yaw: Mooring Performances in The Boat Project and A Room for London’, Contemporary Theatre Review, 25.4, pp. 502-517.

Duggan (2012), Trauma-Tragedy: Symptoms of Contemporary Performance, Manchester University Press.

Duggan (2011), Performance Research, special issue: On Trauma, Vol 16, Issue 1. Taylor and Francis. Co- edited with Mick Wallis.

Duggan (2011), ‘Trauma and Performance: Maps, narratives and folds’, Performance Research, co-author with Mick Wallis, Vol 16, Issue 1, Taylor and Francis.

Duggan (2016), ‘”Dis-ease” and the Performance of Radical Resistance in the Maze Prison’. In Duggan, P. and Peschel, L., eds., Performing (for) Survival: Theatre, Crisis and Extremity. Palgrave Macmillan.


Andrews and Duggan (2023) Rethinking Resilience 2023 (Docville Farm (Violet, LA) Catapult (Marigny, New Orleans), RiverFest (Jazz Museum, New Orleans). This event comprised three presentations to share emerging research on performances in and of the city for their forthcoming book with LSU Press.

Andrews and Duggan (2022), Reducing the Risk of Burnout: Creative Practices of Emergency Planning and Resilience at International Security Expo (London).

Andrews and Duggan (2022), Creative Debrief and the Power of Creative Practice, Emergency Services Show (Birmingham).

Andrews and Duggan (2021), The Art and Performance of Pandemic Response, Pervasive Media Studio, Lunchtime Talk (Bristol).

Andrews and Duggan (2018), Processes and Practices for Performing City Resilience in a healthy city, Healthy City Design International: Creating Healthy Cities for All: Designing for Equity and Resilience (London).